The North Carolina Alliance for Health believes that everyone has the right to live in a community where they can be active, eat well, and do so safely.
Therefore, we support policies that enable local communities to support routine physical activity and healthy eating through multi-modal transportation infrastructure (e.g. mass transit, sidewalks, bike lanes), recreation opportunities (e.g. parks, trails greenways), and food venues (e.g. grocery stores, farmers’ markets, community gardens). NCAH also supports the integration of healthy land use (“sustainable communities”) and multi-modal transportation options (“complete streets” and Safe Routes to School policies).
Read the CDC Recommendations for Improving Health Through Transportation Policy